From the daily archives: Friday, October 28, 2011

European Commission’s plans to class fuel tar sand fuels as “highly polluting”

Canada isn’t happy at all about the EU’s plan to classify all tar sand development as “highly polluting.” Such a classification does have teeth. It is more than an insult.

Environmental groups are happy because this development in Canada is in fact extremely […]

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We fear death, so do animals, even some insects like dragonflies-

“Playing possum” by possums is not a clever fraud. Instead it seems to be a last ditch involuntary device to avoid death by giving up and entering a state from which they can’t be roused when the predator leaves until minutes or hours have […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey